Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, October 2016, Vol.55(10), pp.S354-S354
Objectives: It is estimated that 25 percent of children and adolescents suffer from a sleep problem at some point before entering adulthood. Research shows that over 95 percent of CAPs prescribe at least one sleep medication monthly, yet numerous studies show that CBT-I works just as well as medication, is extremely cost effective, and has longer-lasting benefits. However, unfortunately, most CAPs are not trained in CBT-I. This workshop will teach participants when and for whom CBT-I is an appropriate treatment intervention; the six primary components of CBT-I; and how to design CBT-I treatment plans for a variety of adolescent and young adult patients diagnosed with insomnia. Methods: This workshop will be based upon a comprehensive literature review and the clinical expertise of the instructors. In advance of the workshop, registered participants will be sent a variety of standardized rating scales so that they may begin to assess their own sleep in preparation for learning how to improve the sleep of their patients. Results: CBT-I consists of an easily taught series of evidence-based skills that are portable and time and cost effective. The goals of CBT-I are to alter the factors that perpetuate insomnia and include the following: 1) behavioral training in stimulus control, sleep restriction, and sleep hygiene; 2) cognitive training in managing dysfunctional thoughts and maladaptive behaviors related to sleep, such as unrealistic expectations and rumination over the consequences of insomnia; and 3) physiological factors, such as hyperarousal and somatic and mental tension. Conclusions: This workshop will provide instruction on the use of CBT-I for adolescents and adults, and practitioners will be guided through a series of applied exercises to enhance their therapeutic skills.
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